(To All The Boys I've Loved Before #2)
by Jenny Han
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Publication Date: May 26th 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
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Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing. (Goodreads)
I absolutely couldn’t wait to get my hands on P.S. I Still Love You. I was a little late to the bandwagon about reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I actually just read the book a few months ago, but after the ending the book, I couldn’t’ wait to get my hands on the sequel to see what was going to happen next for Lara Jean and Peter.
It has been so interesting to watch Lara Jean grow as a character in these two books. She was already a pretty awesome girl to begin with, but she’s grown even more in confidence and determination. She’s such a fun character. She also has an awesome family that I want to be a part of; her father is amazing and I want her sisters to be my sisters, especially Kitty. I imagine life would never be boring around Kitty. I LOVE when characters have really great families.
I loved Peter in the first book, and I love him still in the sequel. However, he does do some things throughout the novel that really frustrated me. The back and forth between he and Lara Jean was a bit exhausting at times. But just when I was fixing to give up on the two of them, Peter reminds me why I grew to love him so much to begin with. Sigh.
As promised, we meet with the boy from Lara Jeans past in the story as well, a boy who was another recipient of one of Lara Jeans famous letters. He actually played a bigger part in the story than I expected, and I’m going to be honest with you, I kind of fell in love with him a bit as the story went along. He was very sweet and thoughtful, and I enjoyed the interactions we had with him throughout the book.
The storyline for the book is much the same as the first book. There’s a lot more drama for Peter and Lara Jean, and while I enjoyed the story, some parts of it was a little frustrating and repetitive. The storyline also touches bases on important things that teens face in life, with sex, bullying, and double standards between boys and girls being a few. The ending of the book came together rather nicely, but I found myself wishing for SO much more. An epilogue or something would have been nice, as like what was in her previous series. Or I could even go for a third book in the series. I don’t think I could ever get tired of these characters.
Overall; I really enjoyed P.S. I Still Love You. It was a great sequel to what is now one of my most favorite contemporaries. I do have to admit that I enjoyed the first book more, but I still really enjoyed this one. While I would love to see more books in this series, I’m pretty happy with the way things came together in the end. I can’t wait to see what Han has in store for us next!